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"July [Garden] Maintenance Tips" -- What to do in the height of the summer heat. -- Click through for month-by-month garden maintenance tips.

"Vaccinium Top Hat Blueberry" -- I had no idea blueberries could be a decorative pot plant. This is gorgeous, in addition to producing "masses of blueberries in July and August" (in hardiness zones 4-7).

"Taste the Tropics with Passion Fruit," via McDonald Garden Center -- Click through for information and growing advice

Previous pinner: "low maintenance plants - The background is Spruce and Arborvitae. The middle layer is Viburnum, Hydrangea and Ligularia. The foreground is Astilbe, Hosta and Pachy sandra."

How to grow: figs

Original pinner: "New way to garden - better than the traditional boxed beds on the ground. 13 Benefits of having a raised urban garden. plans of how to build it on link" -- Me: Click-through not only sells the plans, but the gardening blog there gives helpful hints and tips.

From "Fruit And Vegetable Peels' 25 Surprising Uses," comes a tip on keeping slugs at bay naturally: "Sprinkle ground-up nut shells around tender garden plants to keep slugs and other pests away – they can't stand crawling across the rough texture. (FYI, I know they're not a fruit or veggie, but crushed eggshells do the same.)"

From "Fruit And Vegetable Peels' 25 Surprising Uses," comes a gardening tip: "Scooped-out avocado shells make perfect biodegradable 'pots' to start seedlings in before you plant them in the garden."

Previous pinner: The Complete Guide to Hydrangeas

"Mobile Log Bench and Planter"

"Grow and Share Produce With Pod Indoor Garden" -- Very clever device; click through for more photos.

"Gardening Chair Offers Mobility for Aging Green Thumbs" -- Click through to see some other mobility improvement products for the garden.

Shade Plants

Square Cedar Raised Garden Planter - 3' x 3' -- I think I need these!!

How to Grow Poinsettias Year-Round

"3 Great Garden Hacks Inspired by MacGyver" -- Shown: "How to keep plants from dying of thirst"

"6 DIY Tips for Watering Your Houseplants While Away on Vacation"

Adelman Peony Gardens, Salem, Oregon, "one of America's leading peony growers." -- Simply lovely! Click through for lots of information about varieties and growing them.

Plant ID – Alliums -- Click through for examples, plus planting tips and bulb information.

Previous pinner: "Excellent way to remember sun requirements." Me: Click through to find a lot of very good "one-liners" to help you remember "Simple Rules for Starting Your Seeds," from the Urban Organic Gardener.

"Buckets of Gardening Ideas" blog -- has an incredible list of other "great gardening blogs" here.

Follow this one tip in your garden & get a ton of strawberries! Also a quite a little bit of strawberry education!

Not a particularly pretty graphic, but this page has a HUGE list of strawberry varieties and cultivars, plus a link to recommended varieties by state.

"How to prune roses" -- quite useful. Just be sure to correct for the seasons if you're not in Australia. :-)

copper pennies before 1982 help keep algae from growing in bird bath...